Research Office


The Research Office provides a pro-active service to support Goldsmiths' researchers

What we do

The Research Office implements the strategies and policies of the university's Research and Enterprise Committee. Our function is to support the university's research staff in conducting research in accordance with national regulatory frameworks and funding bodies, including:

Research Grants Administration: The team has experience of UK, European and non-European funders and assists researchers with applications from initial proposal, budgeting, submission, post-award management and final report and completion. Currently we manage over 200 grants.  

Research Excellence Framework: The team co-ordinate the university's submission to national research benchmarking exercises such as the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Promoting Goldsmiths research to funding bodies:  When funding bodies run consultation exercises, the Research Team co-ordinate Goldsmiths' response on the university's behalf.

Researcher Career Development: Researchers are vital to the future of a research-intensive university like Goldsmiths and we aim to provide good career development support for all levels of research staff. Along with the Staff Development team, the Research Office is responsible for the implementation of the Code of Practice for the Career Management of Researchers, that has arisen out of the university's HR Excellence in Research Action Plan, 2012-2016. 

Open Access: Open access recognises the public benefits of free access to publicly-funded research. The Research team in collaboration with colleagues in the Library are leading the implementation and development of open access systems that accord with funders' requirements. Goldsmiths Research Online, GRO, is our publicly-accessible repository.

Research Ethics & Integrity: The Research team co-ordinates the work of the university Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee and its broad remit (including assessment of ethical protocols for research projects and management of research staff) with other academic and professional services departments. 


Team and contact information

Research Office 
Goldsmiths, University of London
Hatcham House
17-19 St James
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

T: + 44 (0)20 7919 7770
F: + 44 (0)20 7919 7773


Professor Mark d'Inverno
Pro-Warden Research and Enterprise 
E-mail: dinverno (
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7919 7425

Lynda Agili
Head of Research Office 
E-mail: l.agili (
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7919 7772

Emmy Gregory
Research Office Secretary 
E-mail: emmy.gregory (
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7919 7770

Jessica Pavlos
Research Development and Partnerships Manager
E-mail: j.pavlos(
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7078 5479

Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg
Research Development and Policy Manager
E-mail: m.swijghuisen (
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7078 5479

Karen Rumsey
Research Systems & Liaison Officer
Email: k.rumsey (
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7717 3338